Former Orange County Register Editor Tony Williams Dies at 78

By: Alyssa Duranty | Orange County Register

He lived for newspapers and loved traveling.

Tony Williams, a retired 35-year Register journalist and Westminster resident, died Friday, leaving lasting memories inside and outside the newsroom.

A reporter at his high school newspaper, he immediately developed a passion for journalism. Williams attended Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated in 1958 before attending the journalism school at the University of Missouri. He graduated from Missouri in 1961 after a short academic sabbatical to serve in the Army, where he was a first lieutenant.

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